Archive - Aug 15, 2013
Punxsutawney firefighters are pictured extinguishing a fire beneath the porch of a house at 105 Walnut St. in Punxsy on Thursday afternoon.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâs familiar face is Heather Hicks.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If you pass by Fezellâs County Market or pay a visit to the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, you might just recognize this weekâs familiar face â Heather Hicks.
Once again, the weather âplayed niceâ for Music in the Park, as The Moore Brothers took the stage in Barclay Square Thursday night.
The group (top photo) played a variety of music, including a little bluegrass.
Leticia A. "Laddie" Waltman, 68, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Leticia was born July 9, 1945, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late Anthony Tuman and Angeline (Schuster) Tuman-Bennett.
Mrs. Waltman is survived by her husband of 50 years, John H. Waltman, Sr., of Punxsutawney. They were married July 23, 1963.
Leticia loved going to stock car races and car shows with her husband,
gardening, playing board games with her grandchildren and putting together puzzles.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Walking down the halls of Punxsutawney Area High School, you can hear the squeaking of shoes coming from the hardwood floor in the distance. The distinct noise, added to the sound "Let's go girls," can only mean one thing.
Volleyball season is here.
The encouraging words of second-year Head Coach Heather Good shows that the Lady Chucks mean business once again.
After the season the Lady Chucks had last year, expectations are very high.
After defeating Bradford Area High School in the District IX title game, Punxsy went on to lose in the first round of the playoffs.